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WETA
Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo intensified as rebels made their broadest push yet to drive assad's forces out. heavy clashes were reported with government troops firing tank and mortar shells, while rebels fought back with heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. it was the heaviest fighting the city has seen in two months. in iraq, some 80 inmates, including al qaeda militants, break hathed overnk ht in tikrit after several convicts seized weapons from a prison storeroom. they clashed with security guards for hours before overpowering them and breaking free. a dozen people were killed, including ten guards. iraqi officials said 36 of the inmates were la
WETA
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core task to protect our citizens against any threat. >> rose: how much of that is borne by the united states, both in terms of budget and in terms of resources? >> a lot, of course. the united states is the biggest ally accounting for around 80% of the overall defense expenditure in our alliance. so it really is a huge contribution. but politically i think it's of jut most importance also for a superpower like the united states to have allies in europe, like-minded democracies. i find it of utmost importance that democracies in europe and north america stand together shoulder to shoulder to defend our common values. >> rose: when you talk about missile defense, against missiles coming from where? >> well, actually, our missile defense system is not directed against any specific country but it aims at protecting our populations against
WETA
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
but they really break down into two cases. first, challenges involving the federal defense of marriage act, a key provision defines marriage for all federal purposes as between a man and a woman. and then the second set involves california's proposition 8. that proposition bannedded same sex marriage in california. >> brown: wading into an area where states are voting all the time on. >> absolutely. railroad referendums on a number of state ballots involving same sex marriage. >> brown: just a couple of other cases we might see. civil rights. voting rights act of 1965. >> yes. there are challenges to what is considered the crown jewel of the civil rights movement. section 5 of the 1965 voting rights act requires jurisdictions that have a history of past discrimination in voting to get pre-approval from the justice department or a federal court in washington whenever they make changes in their voting practices. that secon... that section is bg challenged in two cases although the court hasn't said it would review them. also we may see section 5 being challenged in cases involving voter i.d. laws.
WETA
Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
on the issue because the concern with the base but i was looking at a report by the children defense fund, they used the latest data on kids who have died of gun injuries. 5,740 kids have died because of gun injuries. for between 2008 and 2009, at the latest data. so i just want to put this issue on the table because there is another side to the debate about gun control and i wish we had a serious discussion about it. >> while i certainly said usually guns killed by guns it's accidental and a lot of times it's because the parents aren't being responsible and most instances they are illegal guns in the household and children are getting access to them. so there is a whole layer of things that have to be addressed. with regards to mr. ryan and going outside with his daughter, that's great. he loves his daughter and wants to have fun with her. but i don't think that's the issue in terms of election and whether or not that's going to make or break their campaign. it really isn't. >> and those of us who are for gun control -- these are children being taught how to use a gun and these are child
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on the defensive and now he has a lot of ground to make up. gwen: is there an argument to be made that there is a policy shift going on in america's mind as well, not just a good speech or a good piece of positioning, but actually people are looking at their choices differently now? >> there are ways to think of this, not just through polling data but economic data and there is a surge of optimism. small business confidence is up. some financial market participant indexes are up. this would suggest that people are starting to feel better about this recovery. a lot of interesting questions as to why because the data don't support that. we have been having a slow recovery for three years now and people have gotten used to it. it is like a lukewarm bath. any drop of hot water, you think it will heat up entirely. gwen: the flip side is is that, if you heat it up a little more -- [laughter] >> but the other -- part of that is, if you are starting to see uptick in your personal finances, paying off credit card debt, housing is getting better, even if growth isn't picking up or job numbe
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
on this :. >> this was the message of this speech at the un. he speaks of next year as being the red line, and remember, our defense secretary said that israel would like the attack in april, may, or june. so it is giving obama a bit of a concession, saying that we can wait a little more but not that much more. >> iraq and afghanistan have worked out so damn well. why not iran next? >> simultaneous. who do they give it to? >> touchdown. >> i've never seen anything like that in my years in football. >> who would have thought that the fans would be cheering nfl referees? what a country. >> it is our great country, and any group, the national referees, who were kept out of the shortsighted and selfishness and greed of the owners and their lackey commissioner, mr. goodell, have cheering for them scott walker, the union-busting governor of wisconsin, and paul ryan, the union-busting vice- presidential nominee -- he has become a labor activist. what a great country this is. >> strong note to follow, charles. >> you can always leave it to mark to find a partisan ankle to anything. it was a lousy call by guys who do not kn
WETA
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
strong defenses of such speech not only by president obama but also from leaders in the american muslim community. i want to explore that with kim lawton managing editor of the program and the director of the muslim office of the public affairs council. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> how are you american muslims trying it to persuade other muslims around the world that putting any kind of limit on free speech is dangerous? >> well, i think the first way we're trying to convince fellow m muslims of this is the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the koran itself. we don't only believe in terms of americans and our belief in the constitution, but the koran challenges folks to engage in dialogue and in discourse. it challenges people of the same faith and various different faiths as well. so it's foundational to the text of islam, we believe. the koran actually records insults to the prophet mohammad himself and challenges people to engage in the discourse. it's foundational to the constitution and sacred text as well. >> are you getting anywhere with that ar
WETA
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the revolution. it has lost control over major urban centers. it's very much on the defensive and this is its way of striking back i think by targeting every government that supports political change in syria as supporters of terror. >> now, you're working very closely with various members of the opposition. there's been a lot of drift simple that they lacked unity. we're not quite sure who they are yet. do you think that they're ready for government yet? >> there is still a significant level of competition and conflict within the syrian opposition. but on a number of issues, including the kind of post-assad future that the opposition is fighting for. we find significant convergence across different spectrums of the opposition that was evident in the work we did with them, it's evident in the work the group that the arab league has sponsored, and i think these are very promising sides because even the question of who will lead remains unsettled and even if that continues to be a source of some competition among the opposition, that there are significant elements on which they can agree and that t
WETA
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is on the defensive. he has to show people what he has in store, but just by being on the same stage with him, mitt romney gains in stature. >> at this stage, is anything more that we will learn more? this is so choreographed. we all know what they're going to say. we're going to see barack obama make mistakes in the debate. he said to mitt romney -- the line he said to hillary clinton, you are likable enough. neither one is apt to make a huge gaffe. >> who is undecided? this is all about. >> tiny amounts of people. tiny amounts of precincts in states. in some ways, it might not be mitt romney's last chance that it is his last best chance to break through and show people that he cares about them, he cares about their problems but that has been an issue for him. he has advantages on some of the other issues. so much of these debates is about the body language, the social clues. do they look pleasant? did they look like someone you want to have in your living room for the next four years? that will be important. >> in terms of the immediate impact of this debate, will we know after the media has pore
WETA
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
general named eric holder who, in defense of and in support of his boss barack obama as president, has been engaged in this issue in a way that is unnecessary, unusual, and maybe too political for a sitting u.s. attorney general. your thoughts on that? >> i think holder has acted appropriately to defend the voting? er rights act. parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination, in the south, that have to get their voting laws approved from the federal government. those states have gone to court and tried to argue in favor of the laws on the laws have been blocked by republican judges in instances like the texas motor i.d. -- voter i.d. case. undern't pass laws the voting rights act that makes it harder for minorities to cast ballots. that is why the department of justice has opposed these laws. that is why federal courts have blocked these laws. to argue that it is eric holder versus the republican is an oversimplification of where the legal battle is at in regard to efforts to restrict voter registration drives, to cut back early voting, to purge the voting rolls and other things
WETA
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and not obha and not obama had promised to am increase defense spending. only 23% were aware that payroll taxes had decreased during obama's term in office. only slightly more than half knew that paul ryan is the republican vice presidential nominee. the director of the annenberg center, kathleen hall jamieson, our master media decoder is back with us. welcome. >> thank you. >> so who's responsible for the widespread unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey? is it the candidate, the media, or the voter? >> it's all three. and fortunately, we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge. we've been studying presidential debates for a long time as a scholarly community. and to our surprise, we consistently find that those who watch debates, regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with, come out with more accurate knowledge as a general group. and they do this because those who haven't paid a great deal of attention have a lot to learn. those of us who've paid a lot of attention still missed things. the news may have cove
WETA
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to be in a prevent defenses. he's been running a pretty safe campaign because he's been ahead for a while and feeling confident about where they are. he was like, looked like he was trying to stall out the clock. seemed to me like he was endure the debate more than engaging the debate. the visuals, talking to a lot of people in mike's profession. in any debate turn the sound off and just look at the visuals what you're seeing. president obama staring down, not making eye contact with governor romney nor the audience. that visual cue it's almost accepting the other guy's making a point you need to deal with as opposed to forcefully kind of staring them down in a pose of reputation. you never saw that with president obama tonight. i thought it was a curiously passive performance, and there's a lot of things that mitt romney said tonight that he's never said before. he said i'm not, there's going to be no fax cuts for upper income earners. no cuts to medicare. those are positions we've not heard from governor romney before. he said a lot of specific things in this debate. he's been criticized for not ha
WETA
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. ceradyne makes ceramic products used in the defense and auto industries. for instance, it makes lightweight armor for military helmets. conglomerate 3-m is the buyer. the price tag is about $860 million, including ceradyne's cash and short term investments. ceradyne shares will get $35 per share. the offer sent shares of ceradyne up 43.1 on heavy volume. the stock closed just shy of the buyout price. the buyer: 3m, moved 0.9% higher, closing about $1 below a 52 week high. just a month ago, 3-m scrapped plans to buy the officer and consumer products division of avery dennison. that deal died after the department of justice threatened to sue over anti-trust concerns. there's no deal for business software firm b.m.c., but it is looking for one. the stock rallied 3.3% today after the wall street journal reported the company has hired bank of america merrill lynch to drum up interest from a potential buyer. meantime, honeywell is making a play in the natural gas business, buying 70% of the privately held thomas russell company, an energy equipment supplier. honeywell shares rallied 1.8%, closing
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
who are the persuadeable voters out there, he spoke to them. so while romney was on a lot of defense, the president was mentioning hiring teachers, talking about preexisting conditions, talking about pell grants. he's talking to the swing voters so it wasn't a total loss for him. gwen: here's what the president was not talking about. the gender wars we've been talking about so much. immigration. gay marriage or gay rights, the housing bubble collapse, the auto bailout, which he alluded to a couple of times but didn't take the credit. it seemed like there were lots of missed opportunities for talking about what he had done and what he would do. >> he was asked what is the difference between you two on social security? a very big hot button issue and he said there isn't that big a difference. he missed an opportunity to say, actually, governor romney's running mate has a plan to put some funds into investment accounts. >> one of the reasons that incumbent presidents in their first debates have trouble is because they've not been subjected to the kind of close-in combat that you see in
WETA
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in sport. but the new age crowd says well, miguel cab rare, a he can't run to save his live, his defense is average, all he can do is hit the ball. well, isn't that the basis of the game? you have to hit the ball to score a run. so it's a very passionate debate but a lot of people think if you won the triple crown how can you not be the m.v.p.? especially -- because without miguel cabrera the detroit tigers would not be opening in the american league playoffs on saturday and mike trout's team aren't in the playoffs. >> brown: detroit has a very successful name the playoffs. detroit has had a rough patch for a long time. what role do the tigers play at a moment like this? >> an important role. i'm a born and raised in this town and i've known detroiters live vicariously and that's basically all that we have in a lot of respects that we can embrace and take pride in. so when the teams do well it lifts everyone's spirits. they have three million people buying tickets for the tigers game this year and detroit's economy isn't all that good right now but that tells you how passionate these peo
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
60 or 70 million people. the president did not play to offense or defense wednesday night. he didn't defend himself against charges that mitt romney made of his administration that have been fact checked time and again on the president's side. and he didn't play offense. he didn't give a sense where he wanted to go. judy, vice presidential debate does matter because the democrats can't lose two in a row. they really can't. i think joe biden is in a stronger position because he has spent a lot of time, four years, defending, explaining and making the case for barack obama whereas paul ryan is in an awkward position. he's going to defend, make the case to mitt romney whom he has basically been joined to the hip at six weeks ago. and you know, he's got the whole independent political identity himself. i mean biden obama as a team at this point. but i think that the president, is just going to forget the first debate and be ready in the second one to make his case. and to engage. he wasn't ingauged. if you turn down the sound on wednesday night and just watch those two people, he is di
WETA
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
is not asking for, $7 trillion, just to give you a sense over 10 years, that's more than our entire defense budget, and you think that by closing loopholes and deductions for the well to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then, governor romney's plan may work for you you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. look, we've tried this-- we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that was made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits. and it all culminated in the worst financial crise since the great depression. bill clinton tried the approach that i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs. we went from deficit to surplus, and businesses did very well. so in some ways, we've got some data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans and i believe that the economy works best when middle-class families are getting tax breaks so that they've got some
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